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Davido, Tiwa Savage, others make 2018 MTV EMAs Nominees list

Nigerian music exports, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido; and Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, better known as Tiwa Savage, have been nominated for this year’s MTV EMAs. The DMW boss and Mavin Records first lady are up against their African counterparts, including Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinkski (Kenya) and…

Ben Bruce speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

OsunDecides: Ben Bruce showers praises on Davido

A Nigerian senator, Ben-Murray Bruce, has showered praises on pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, for the support shown to his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, during Saturday's election in the State. Mr Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West is vying to be Osun State governor on the platform of…

John McCain

Trump under fire for John McCain’s condolence

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has come under fire for a recent condolence tweet to the family of late Senator John McCain. The 81-year-old war veteran who was captured by the North Vietnamese passed on Saturday night after battling with brain cancer. He was diagnosed with the ailment during a medical procedure…

M.I Abaga releases new album

Nigerian rapper and Chocolate City boss, Jude Abaga popularly known as M.I Abaga, has officially released his highly anticipated fifth studio album titled “A Story On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.” The album, released midnight on Friday is M.I’s second album in 2018; the first, “Rendezvous” was released in February. Prior…

Kizz Daniel and newly signed acts Demmie V, and record producer, Philkeyz. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Kizz Daniel]

Kizz Daniel signs two new artistes

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, widely known as Kizz Daniel, has signed two new artistes to his Fly Boy Inc imprint. The announcement of the new signing comes shortly after he shared the official artwork and tracklist for his highly anticipated sophomore album christened, “No Bad Songz.” Excited…

Blackface Naija

Blackface ‘sues Wizkid, Banky W’

Embattled Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, popularly known by his music moniker, BlackfaceNaija has sued Wizkid and Banky W for intellectual property theft. The singer made the allegation public on his Instagram page on Thursday. According to BlackfaceNaija, he had no personal grievances against Wizkid and Banky W. He…

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade out with another single ‘Oh My Gosh’

Nigerian songstress and Effyzzie Music Group act, Yemi Alade, has come through with the release of another single titled “Oh My Gosh.” The new single comes barely a month after she shared “Elele” produced by Egar Boi. “Oh My Gosh” was produced by Nigerian record producer, DJ Coublon, co-written by…

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D’banj dedicates new single to wife

Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his music moniker, D’banj, has dedicated a new song to his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow. This comes shortly after he revealed on Instagram that has been going through difficult times as a result of his son’s passing. “The past few weeks have…

Duncan-Mighty

ANALYSIS: Duncan Mighty’s return and the ‘irrelevant’ debate

The Nigerian music space does not have a platform that enables artists to retire or go on a hiatus and have an easy comeback. The moment you are gone, it is goodbye and onto the next one for music lovers. But, Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu, a Nigerian singer and music…

‘I might have just recorded the biggest feature of my career’ – Davido

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, known widely by his music moniker, Davido, has hinted that he might have just recorded the biggest feature of his career. The multiple-award winner made this known on Thursday via his Twitter handle. He also revealed that a release date has been set for his new single “NWA…

Wizkid

Afrimma 2018: Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, others make nominees’ list

Nigerian singers, Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage, and a host of others have earned themselves nominations at the 5th edition of Afrimma Awards and Music Festival. This year’s award, slated to hold on October 7 will take place at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. The highly competitive award…

Banky W and Adesua

Our life not your business, Banky W replies ‘stalkers’

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olubankole Wellington, has replied 'stalkers' who mocked him for driving an “old” Range Rover car. The critics made a video of Banky W outside a grocery store and mocked the singer and his wife Adesua, calling their car “dead beat, old and expired.” The video went…

Universal Music Group (UMG)

Universal Music Group expands operation in Nigeria

As part of its expansion plan within West Africa, Universal Music Group (UMG), a world leader in music-based entertainment, has launched a division in Nigeria. The announcement was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday and comes a month after this paper reported Tekno’s deal with…

Ice Prince

Ice Prince drops new EP ‘Cold’

Nigerian rapper, Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince, has released a new Extended Play (EP) titled “Cold.” The new project comes after the successful release of his 2015 EP “Trash Can” which was well received by fans and reviewed by critics alike. “Cold”, an 8-track EP, features Jethrofaded, Remy…

Tekno [photo: artist's Instagram]

Tekno hints at album release

Nigerian singer/record producer, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has dropped a hint that he is planning to release an album soon. The hint comes after years of having a successful career in the Nigerian music space without an album. He dropped the announcement on his verified Instagram page July…

AMVCA Trophy used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Official AMVCA site]

2018 AMVCA: Falz, Rita Dominic, Adesua Etomi, others emerge nominees

Nominees for the 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been announced. The announcement for the 2018 edition was made on June 30 by Nigerian comedian, Bovi, and Ghanaian actress, Joselyn Dumas, on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv respectively. This year’s nominees list see the heavyweights…

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Drake features Michael Jackson on new album “Scorpion”

Canadian rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, popularly known as Drake has released his fifth studio album christened “Scorpion.” The 25-track body of work released June 29 is a double album; one half, rap, lays bare his versatility and the other half show his mellow R&B side. His album also bodies his…

2Baba

2Baba teams up with Peruzzi to share new single “Amaka”

Veteran Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has teamed up with budding DMW act, Peruzzi, to share a new single titled “Amaka.” The song which narrates a story of disappointment by a love interest (Amaka) was produced by fast rising record producer, SperoachBeatz, who became popular for his…

Davido at the BET Awards

2018 BET: Davido wins Best International Act

One of Nigeria's most celebrated music acts, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has won the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards as “Best International Act.” Davido edged out his Nigerian contemporary, Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Stormzy (UK), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), and others to cop the highly coveted…

Burna Boy signs deal with Universal Music

Burna Boy signs deal with Universal Music

Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has signed a music publishing deal with Universal Music, USA. The announcement of this new stride was made in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. The deal comes months after he released his last studio album "Outside" which has…

Skepta

Skepta teams up with Wizkid to share “Bad Energy”

English grime rapper of Nigerian descent, Skepta (real name, Joseph Junior Adenuga), is teaming up with one of Nigeria's finest music exports, Wizkid, to unlock a new banger titled "Bad Energy (Stay Far Away)". The track was released following an announcement on Twitter by Skepta in May which got fans…

Visuals to KANA. Wizkid and Olamde

Olamide releases visuals of ‘Kana’, with Wizkid missing

Shortly after sharing their widely accepted single titled “Kana,” featuring Wizkid, Nigerian rapper/singer and YBNL boss, Olamide, has finally shared the official music video for the collaborative effort. The new single, Kana, was produced by one half of the production duo, Legendury Beatz, Mutay and was mixed and mastered by…

A scene from Falz's This is Nigeria video

TRENDING: Nigerians react to MURIC’s call for Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ video ban

Following threats by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to drag Nigerian rapper, Falz to court over his "inciting" video titled "This is Nigeria", Nigerians have taken to social media to share thoughts on the subject matter. According to the group, the narrative of the video is not only inciting, it…

Tekno during his signing with UMG Nigeria

Tekno signs deal with Universal Music Group, Island Records

Nigerian singer and Triple MG lead act, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria (UMGN) and Island Records. The news of his signing was made known by his label boss, Ubi Franklin, on Instagram on July 2. Following the announcement,…

D’banj shares new song, ‘Agidi’

Nigerian heavyweight singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has resurfaced with a new single titled “Agidi.” The song, which premiered on June 1, was produced by Nigerian recorded producer, Chopstix. “Agidi” comes shortly after his previously released banger titled “Action” which was released in April with befitting visuals in May. D’banj…